Saturday, August 10, 2013

Free Kindle Books 8-10-13

PLEASE. Do everyone a favor and write an Amazon review if you end up reading a book (or trying to and giving up in disgust). It does not have to be much. Just tell what you think of the book. By the way, many times I have found the 1 and 2 star reviews on self published works to be far more revealing about the book than the more stellar reviews. Reviewers need gratification too, so if a review is helpful to you, please click on the voting button to indicate it was helpful.

Most times these books are only free for a day or two, so you have to grab them while you can. Worry about whether you really want to read it later if it seems interesting. And be careful, they can change from free to not free at any time. I have also decided to list books for no more than 3 days in a row to avoid cluttering up the posts, unless there is some reason I think the book deserves extra attention.

From the top 100 free list
As is typical, there are also several religious and recipe books on the list today, along with the usual assortment of romance, porn and near porn. I don't call them out because they don't interest me. Click on the link above and search through the Free List Tab if you are interested in such books.

[#7 - 2nd day - seems pretty far fetched.]

The Tesla Secret (The Project: Book Five)
                            Winner of the Best Indie Book Award 2013
Book Five in the PROJECT Series                                                                                                              
Plans for a devastating weapon invented by Nikola Tesla fall into the hands of
a centuries-old conspiracy bent on world domination. Powerful men will stop at
nothing to use the weapon to achieve their goal, even at the risk of nuclear war.

Nick Carter works for the Project, the shadow hand of the US President.
Selena Connor is his teammate and lover. Their relationship is tested
to the breaking point as they are forced to question their commitment to each
other and to the violent life they have chosen.

From the streets of Prague to the jungles of Mexico, from the hills of Tuscany
to the plains of Eastern Russia, the story moves with relentless pace toward a
final, explosive confrontation.

5 star:(23)
4 star:(7)
3 star:(1)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)
 [#19. A really out there thriller. At least one of the earlier installments was free previously. I have not read it.]

Edgar Award Winner, 2001; Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2001

With the horrible scars of a childhood tragedy forever burned across his face, Joe Trona is scared in more ways than one. Rescued from an orphanage by powerful California politician Will Trona, Joe grows up to be Will's right hand man -- gopher, driver, confidante, bodyguard, fixer. When Will Trona is gunned down in a dark alley in a hail of bullets, quiet, obedient Joe vows revenge.

Looking through his father's life Joe finds his girlfriends, his deals, his friends and enemies. And Joe realizes how many secrets his father possessed and how many people he had the power to harm. But two leads come to the surface of his private investigation -- a kidnapped girl being held by her own psychotic brother, and two rival street gangs who have joined forces. The truths he learns about his father's murder are shocking. And the final truth he hears about what happened to his own face when he was just a baby in a crib changes his life forever -- and once again.

T. Jefferson Parker is a New York Times bestselling author and three-time Edgar Award winner.

5 star:(65)
4 star:(37)
3 star:(20)
2 star:(11)
1 star:(7)

[#20. Some of the less complimentary reviews complain about the editing. Not an unusual problem with free books.]

What would you do if your blood could cure cancer? 18-year-old Nicolette Talloway is the target of a worldwide manhunt because of her blood type. When delivered via transfusion, her blood heals any ailment a human has and strengthens their immune system. The cure for cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other previously incurable diseases is running through her veins. Her blood is the only type of its own known to exist. As a result, Nicolette is no longer a private citizen but is the world's most wanted and sought-after human being. As she runs from government appointed agents, the question begins to shift from what her blood can do to why she has it. Is this a gift from God? And if it is, what does he want her to do with it?

5 star:(8)
4 star:(1)
3 star:(0)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)

[#93. Remember the TV series The Immortal, starring Christopher George? Same idea. The reviews and some of the summary from the author suggests it may have religious overtones that might annoy some people.]

Free From Stackpole.
Stackpole puts a book or two up for free periodically.  I have read several of their free books. Some interesting stuff. Most of what I have seen is WWII German military history, with varying quality of translation, some other military history from lesser known units, along with some fishing and other outdoors oriented books.

Operation Barbarossa 1941 (Stackpole Military Photo Series)
[2nd day. This appears to be mostly a book of photos. The Kindle and the Kindle apps just do not do justice to images.  Be forewarned.]

Panzer Wedge: Vol. 2: The German 3rd Panzer Division and Barbarossa's Failure at the Gates of Moscow (Stackpole Military History Series)
[2nd day.]

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